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Continued: Foes of Minnesota's same-sex marriage law don't see way to block it

  • Article by: ABBY SIMONS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 18, 2013 - 10:28 PM

In the meantime, Eidsmoe is focusing on the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision, hoping that the Defense of Marriage Act is ruled constitutional. His organization believes in states’ rights, even if he believes Minnesota made a fundamentally wrong choice on gay marriage.

“If it’s going to be done, it should be done at the state level,” he said. “We don’t see anything in the U.S. Constitution that prevents states from defining marriage.”

 

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  • Gay marriage in Minnesota

    • Couples can apply for marriage licenses starting Aug. 1.

    • There is a five-day waiting period after applying for the license to return to pick it up.

    • The 2010 U.S. census counted 13,718 same-sex couples in Minnesota, about 1 percent of all couples statewide.

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